Contents tagged with 9M729 missile

  • Pentagon: The United States suspects Russia of conducting nuclear weapons tests

    The Head of the Pentagon’s intelligence department Robert Ashley said the US Department of Defense suspects that Russia may be running nuclear weapons tests.

    Specifically, Washington suspects that it is likely that Russia does not comply with the provisions of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty. Signing countries introduced a full moratorium on this practice, according to Radio Svoboda.

    As Robert Ashley said, that technically Russia is able to conduct tests that go against the …

  • Russia refuses to destroy controversial 9M729 missiles

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Russia will not destroy systems with the 9M729 missile as requested by the United States, reports RIA Novosti.

    Washington blames Moscow for violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) by testing the 9M729 missile. The United States demanded that Russia destroy the missiles within six months and threatened to withdraw from the INF Treaty if this does not happen.

    “We cannot agree to destroy complexes with our missile,” stated …

  • US to start producing components for missiles prohibited by Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    The US intends to start producing components for ground-based cruise missiles after it withdraws from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced US Defense Spokesperson Michelle Baldanza on Monday, 11 March.

    Previously the US could not engage in such production due to its obligations under the INF Treaty, the Pentagon spokesperson added. She noted that the components will be produced as part of a research program, which could be canceled “if Russia returns to full and …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine has no restrictions to create long-range ballistic missiles

    At the National Security and Defense Council's meeting, Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko  announced that Ukraine no longer has an obligation to refrain from developing powerful long-range missile systems.

    Poroshenko stressed that Ukraine welcomes the United States' decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty, formally Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range …

  • Putin suspends Russia’s participation in Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles Treaty

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the suspension of Russia’s participation in the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles Treaty (INF), which was signed between Ronald Raegan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, reads the statement on the Kremlin’s website.

    According to the decree text, the decision was made because of “the United States violation of its obligations under the contract." The Russian Foreign Ministry will have to officially notify the United States and the …

  • Putin: Russia is ready to aim missiles at US

    Commenting on the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty during a speech to the Federal Assembly of the State Duma, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready to aim missiles at the US in the event of a threat.

    According to Putin, Russia will aim its weapons not only against the European countries where the US deploys its intermediate and short-range missiles, but also against the US itself in the event of a threat.

    “If they really are produced and shipped to …

  • NATO does not intend to deploy nuclear missiles in Europe after US withdrawal from INF Treaty

    The Deputy Secretary General of the Alliance, Rose Gottemoeller, made an announcement before the opening of the two-day NATO summit in Brussels stating that NATO has no intention to deploy new nuclear missiles in Europe after the United States and Russia’s decision to withdraw from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF), reports Deutsche Welle. 

    "We will have to discuss NATO’s response to the new Russian missiles. However, we are not going to …

  • German newspaper discloses locations of Russian 9M729 cruise missiles

    Russia has deployed 9M729 cruise missiles in the locations that previously have not been reported. On February 10, the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, citing western intelligence sources, wrote that the missile divisions are located near Mozdok in North Ossetia, and in Shuya town near Moscow, reports the Russian service Radio Liberty.

    Previously reported cruise missiles installations are located at the Kapustin Yar Russian rocket launch and development site in southern …

  • US gives Russia evidence of 9M729 missile tests which violates INF Treaty

    US Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman said that the US has given Russia the geographical coordinates and the dates of the tests done with the 9M729 missiles which the Pentagon believes violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

    The Russian government has repeatedly claimed that the US has presented no evidence to support its accusations that Russia is in breach of the treaty, which prohibits missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 km.

    “Russia conducted flight tests of the …

  • Putin announces Russia’s withdrawal from intermediate-range nuclear missile treaty

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will also pull out from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the TASS news agency reports.

    “We will act in the following way. Our response will be a mirror [response]. Our American partners announced that they are stopping their participation in the treaty, we will also stop. They announced that they are engaging in scientific research and development operations, we will do the same thing,” Putin said during a meeting …